Michelle Ruiz

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Michelle has experience working in children's homes and shelters across the globe. Her travels have brought her to many places including : Ghana, Africa; Rabat, Morocco; Hyderabad, India: Thailand and many more. After discovering her love for yoga, she decided that she wanted to share the peace she found with as many people as possible, starting in her own community.

She decided to enroll in the Pose by Pose Teacher Training Program led by Jennifer Leavy, in Tampa, FL. where she obtained her RYT-200 & RYT-500 Registered with Yoga Alliance. Michelle also received her Prenatal Certification with Pose by Pose Yoga.

Although she is a Hot Yoga enthusiast, Michelle enjoys exploring all types of yoga. She recently, along with Jennifer Leavy, developed an Outreach Yoga Teacher Certification which will help to equip teachers with the tools they need to bring yoga to domestic violence shelters & children's foster homes in local communities. She also teaches weekly Vinyasa Flow & Hot Yoga Classes at the beautiful Chi Yoga Studio in Tampa, Florida.

Michelle is a guest speaker at various teacher training programs in Florida and can be found conducting workshops of all kinds.

She gives presentations to teens and adults on the importance of exploring the world & giving to others - standing firm on the belief that travel is our best teacher. Planning & leading retreats is her number one passion. She believes travel is a form of practicing yoga - as it leads us back to discovering our true self.

Michelle specializes in Yoga for Back Pain Management. Years of suffering through back injuries and herniated discs forced her to try every method possible, outside of surgery, to bring relief to her pain. It wasn't until she discovered yoga that she truly felt a change happen.  She now leads workshops and private sessions that focus on a safe, comfortable, healing yoga practice.

In her free time, you will find Michelle enjoying the Florida sunshine with her family, making videos for her YouTube channel and planning her next adventure!

Tags: community service culture hot yoga meditation retreats teacher training travel yoga

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